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Daily Archives: September 2, 2015

EU to extend anti-Russia sanctions for 3 more months

The European Union is set to extend its anti-Russia sanctions for three more months. A Wall Street Journal report says the sanctions, which target almost 200 officials and firms from Russia and self-proclaimed regions in eastern Ukraine, will be extended until March 15. They were supposed to expire in mid-September. ...

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Sri Lanka spinner Kaushal reported for suspect action

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal has been reported for a suspect bowling action during the third Test against India, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Wednesday. The 22-year-old, with a distinctive high-knee run-up, has played six Tests for Sri Lanka and has been earmarked as the island country’s ...

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Nigeria army recaptures northeastern town from Boko Haram

Nigerian army troops have recaptured a key town from the Boko Haram Takfiri militant group in the country’s crisis-stricken northeastern state of Borno, military sources say.  Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, a Nigerian military spokesman said in a statement that the troops retook control of the strategic town of Gamboru Ngala on the border with neighboring Cameroon ...

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Black Lives Matter protesters rally at governor’s residence

A group of protesters have held a rally in the US state of Minnesota to demand elected officials resolve the issue of racial inequality. About 40 protesters with the Black Lives Matter movement gathered at the Minnesota Governor’s residence in St. Paul Tuesday night, to express concern about racial discrimination ...

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Gunmen kidnap 18 Turks in Iraq capital

BAGHDAD (AFP) – Gunmen kidnapped at least 18 Turkish employees of a company building a football stadium in Baghdad on Wednesday, officials said, but it was not immediately clear who was holding them. Dozens of Turks have been kidnapped in Iraq by the Islamic State (IS) militant group over the past ...

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UN warns of civilian fatalities in Yemen’s Taiz

The United Nations says nearly 100 civilians have been killed and about 130 more injured in Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes in the southwestern Yemeni city of Taiz during the past two weeks. The UN human rights office said Tuesday that  53 of these civilian deaths occurred on 20 August. It has also warned of a sharp rise in ...

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9 Syrian refugees die off Turkish coast: Official

At least nine Syrian refugees struggling to reach Greece have drowned in two separate incidents after their boats overturned in Turkish waters, a coastguard official from Turkey says. In the first incident, three people were rescued and six more went missing after a fiberglass boat, carrying 16 Syrians, sank after ...

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